But they may now live to regret their actions with Manchester United on the prowl for the 24-year-old, too.
It’s stated that Ten Hag, who managed the player for three years in Amsterdam, is interested in a reunion over at Old Trafford.
And United are now ‘preparing an offer’ for the Argentina international, who featured in 24 of Ajax’s league matches last term.
The Red Devils will, however, have to spend more than £25m if they’re to bring the South American to the Premier League.
The publication states that, if United do bid for Martinez, Ajax will have to seriously consider their offer.